Multicast-enabling Optical Switch design employing Si Buffering and Routing Elements

M. Moralis-Pegios, N. Terzenidis, G. Mourgias-Alexandris, Matteo Cherchi, Mikko Harjanne, Timo Aalto, A. Miliou, K. Vyrsokinos, N. Pleros

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Abstract

We demonstrate experimentally an optical switch architecture that employs μm-SOI-based circuitry for both buffering and routing purposes and operates with 10 Gb/s optical packets in both uni- and multi-cast switching forwarding modes. It comprises a hybrid Broadcast-and-Select (BS) / wavelength-routed architecture, with the BS layout being responsible for identifying the desired cluster of outgoing ports, while the wavelength-routed switch part forwards then the data to the specific outgoing port. Contention resolution at the BS switch part is offered through an μm-SOI integrated optical delay line bank and wavelength-routing is realized by means of a μm-SOI 3×3 Echelle grating router, while SOA-MZIs are employed for wavelength conversion purposes. The switch architecture has been experimentally validated with 10 Gb/s optical data packets for both uni- and multicasting operation, revealing error-free performance with <5 dB power penalty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)712-715
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Optical switches
SOI (semiconductors)
switches
Switches
Wavelength
wavelengths
casts
Multicasting
Optical frequency conversion
echelle gratings
Electric delay lines
Service oriented architecture (SOA)
Routers
delay lines
penalties
layouts

Keywords

  • Adaptive optics
  • Delay lines
  • Echelle Grating Router
  • Field programmable gate arrays
  • Integrated delay lines
  • Optical buffering
  • Optical switches
  • Optical waveguides
  • Optical wavelength conversion
  • Photonic integrated circuits
  • Silicon photonics

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Moralis-Pegios, M. ; Terzenidis, N. ; Mourgias-Alexandris, G. ; Cherchi, Matteo ; Harjanne, Mikko ; Aalto, Timo ; Miliou, A. ; Vyrsokinos, K. ; Pleros, N. / Multicast-enabling Optical Switch design employing Si Buffering and Routing Elements. In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 2018 ; Vol. 30, No. 8. pp. 712-715.
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Moralis-Pegios, M, Terzenidis, N, Mourgias-Alexandris, G, Cherchi, M, Harjanne, M, Aalto, T, Miliou, A, Vyrsokinos, K & Pleros, N 2018, 'Multicast-enabling Optical Switch design employing Si Buffering and Routing Elements', IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 30, no. 8, pp. 712-715. https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2018.2813012

Multicast-enabling Optical Switch design employing Si Buffering and Routing Elements. / Moralis-Pegios, M.; Terzenidis, N.; Mourgias-Alexandris, G.; Cherchi, Matteo; Harjanne, Mikko; Aalto, Timo; Miliou, A.; Vyrsokinos, K.; Pleros, N.

In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 30, No. 8, 15.04.2018, p. 712-715.

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